This artist is identified only by the initials "J. H." (in monogram) in the inscription of the National Gallery's crudely painted Abraham Clark and His Children (1953.5.40), possibly a mourning picture. No other works by this artist, active in 1822, have been located. [This is an edited version of the artist's biography published, or to be published, in the NGA Systematic Catalogue]
Chotner, Deborah, with contributions by Julie Aronson, Sarah D. Cash, and Laurie Weitzenkorn. American Naive Paintings. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1992: 160-162.